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10 Potential Side Effects of Fibromyalgia Drugs

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Fibromyalgia Rx risks

by Sarah Klein

There are three fibro drugs on the market: Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Savella. (Other drugs may be used off-label, meaning they aren’t specifically approved to treat fibro.)

Like all medications, they can carry certain risks. “The drug with no side effects is only in our imagination,” says Eduardo Fraifeld, MD, president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Fortunately, says Dr. Fraifeld, “most side effects become less problematic if you take the medication at lower doses.”

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